'''Sha Na Na''' is an American rock and roll
group. The name is taken from a part of the long series of nonsense syllables in the doo-wop
hit song "Get a Job (song)|Get a Job
", originally recorded in 1957 by the Silhouettes
Billing themselves as "from the streets of New York"
and outfitted in gold lamé (fabric)|lamé
, leather jackets, Pompadour (hairstyle)|pompadour
hairdos, Sha Na Na performs a song and dance repertoire of classic fifties rock and roll, simultaneously reviving and parodying the music and 1950s New York street culture.
Sha Na Na hosted the ''Sha Na Na (TV series)|Sha Na Na
'' syndicated variety series that ran from 1977 to 1981.
Their current touring group features original members Donny York and Jocko Marcellino
, and long-time member Screamin' Scott Simon
. Simon joined the band just after its appearance at the Woodstock Festival